How much are dues?

Dues are $30 for the year. Our year runs from September through June. The Guild meets year round, except for the month of January.

Is it possible to try your Guild before I formally sign up?

Yes, you may attend as a guest with no additional charge for one meeting. After that, we kindly request that you pay your dues and become an official member.

Is there any obligation if I join the Guild?

All members are required to sell, or buy, four (4) books of raffle tickets for our annual Raffle Quilt. This is our only major source of income for the guild. The monies we receive from this raffle, helps to pay the rent, insurance and any programs or guest speakers we have during the next year. We also encourage that each member try to make at least one pro bono baby quilt per year. However, if you should find that you would like to devote more time and effort to the guild, you could always volunteer to run for an elected position or for an appointed chairperson of one of our committees.

 Is there anything I should bring to my first Guild meeting?

A good sense of humor and be ready to have a really good time. Members are told in advance if they will need to bring anything for the following meeting(s). If you have something for Show and Tell, please feel free to bring it to share with the members.

Am I allowed to bring a guest to the meeting?

You may bring a guest to one meeting at no cost.

Does a membership get us discounts at quilt shops?

Currently,   Beyond the Thimble in East Setauket gives Guild members a discount.  Please see Local Resources tab for more information.

Is there a newsletter and how often is it distributed?

Yes, we produce a Newsletter bi-monthly. This is sent to you as part of your membership dues. The editor encourages contributions from the members. As part of ‘going green’, we try to send the Newsletter via email. However, if a member does not wish to receive this electronically, you can request that it be mailed to you.

Why doesn’t the newsletter appear on your website?

Since the newsletter contains members’ names and, in some instances, phone numbers, we feel this would be in violation of their privacy. Also, the newsletter is a privilege of being a paid member in good standing of the Guild.

What kind of programs do you have for beginners?

Although, our programs are not “geared” toward any one particular skill level, the Program Chairs try to line up presentations that are suitable for all levels. This gives a person an opportunity to learn and hear about the different aspects of quilting. The agendas often include demos, lectures, or trunk shows to give the Guild a variety of inspiration and excitement to try different ideas.

Do you have any recommendations for teachers?

Although we cannot endorse any one particular person or place, you could refer to the Local Resources tab on the left, as many of the local shops offer many different types of classes. There are also quilt classes held at the following locations:

Commack Continuing Education
Commack Middle School
Commack, NY 11725
Phone: 631-912-2153
http://www.commack.k12.ny.us (Main page; look for Continuing Education)
The William J. Brosnan School (a.k.a. The Northport Middle School)
Office of Community Services; Room 101
158 Laurel Avenue
Northport, NY 11768
Phone: 631-262-6650 or 262-6651
(1/4 mile North of Route 25A/Ft. Salonga Road; opposite of the Northport Public Library)
The Huntington Historical Society
Huntington, NY 11743
For more information you can call Cathi Horowitz at the office (427-7045, Ext 403)